Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s

2021-05-12T16:16:17+00:00

TBS eFM This Morning Host: Henry Shinn May 12, 2021 As Facebook reaffirms their intention to keep former President Trump suspended from the platform, criticism from conservatives continues to grow and escalate. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on Facebook's decision and the effects it will have on information flow.

Facebook’s recent affirmation to keep former President Trump’s2021-05-12T16:16:17+00:00

Twitter will never truly be rid of Trump — but their game of whac-a-mole is working: Tech experts

2021-05-12T16:06:47+00:00

Salon Brett Bachman May 7, 2021 Twitter continues to ban Trump "clone" accounts as more newly created accounts seeks to re-post content from former President Trump, who still remains a banned user from the platform. Our co-director, Jonathan Nagler, weighs in on the effects this is having on riding Twitter of Trump completely.

Twitter will never truly be rid of Trump — but their game of whac-a-mole is working: Tech experts2021-05-12T16:06:47+00:00

Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now

2021-03-29T16:42:23+00:00

AFP News Arthur Macmillan March 29, 2021 Following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Twitter permanently banned Trump's account from the platform. Now data suggests that false and misleading claims about American politics have "plummeted". Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighed in about the nature of misinformation circulating in 2020 and the present state of misinformation today.

Without Trump, political disinformation dips — for now2021-03-29T16:42:23+00:00

Are social media platforms controlling democracy?

2021-02-08T17:28:00+00:00

Arirang News Global Insight January 27, 2021 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke about the role social media played in mobilizing the attempted insurrection of the Capitol building on Jan 6.  He also addressed how social media influences political polarization, adding that "the book is not closed on whether or not social media, itself, causes political polarization or whether these are deeper, larger societal forces."

Are social media platforms controlling democracy?2021-02-08T17:28:00+00:00

Conversation Six: Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker

2021-01-05T21:41:43+00:00

Conversation Six Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker October 30, 2020 Our co-directors Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker recorded an episode for Conversation Six, a new platform for short-form podcasts. They discussed their recent poll, which shows that some 2016 Trump voters are defecting to Biden because they believe the president broke his campaign promises.

Conversation Six: Jonathan Nagler and Joshua Tucker2021-01-05T21:41:43+00:00

American-Made Disinformation Strains Social Media’s Safeguards

2020-10-09T20:36:09+00:00

Bloomberg News Eric Newcomer October 9, 2020 Research shows President Trump and his supporters — not Russian trolls — are the driving force behind disinformation campaigns around vote-by-mail. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, weighs in on the trend in this Bloomberg News story.

American-Made Disinformation Strains Social Media’s Safeguards2020-10-09T20:36:09+00:00

How a president and pandemic intertwined

2020-10-06T21:27:12+00:00

The Christian Science Monitor Peter Grier, Noah Robertson, Story Hinckley, Nick Roll October 5, 2020 Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke to the Christian Science Monitor on how President Trump’s COVID diagnosis could affect his approach to public health: It would take “a big change in character” to turn things around, he said.

How a president and pandemic intertwined2020-10-06T21:27:12+00:00

Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump

2020-09-11T18:56:49+00:00

CNN Business Marshall Cohen September 10, 2020 Twitter is expanding its policies around election-related false news, which could force it to keep fact-checking President Trump. Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, spoke with CNN Business about why the platforms are “terrified of being accused of political bias.”

Twitter expands rules against election-related misinformation, setting up showdown with Trump2020-09-11T18:56:49+00:00